This time of year it seems to happen every day around the same time—the skies cloud over, thunder starts rumbling and suddenly the skies open up drenching everything and everyone out in the open and rendering you pretty much stuck where you are until the rain finally lets up. So what do you do in Bali it’s gushing down outside? Well, if you’re the Ultimate Bali team, you have a few tricks up your sleeves.
Silver Screen It
Sure, you could sit inside and watch movies on your laptop, but why would you when you can watch the latest flicks on the big screen in total luxury? Besides 2 deluxe (read: run-of-the-mill) studios, the new cinema at Beachwalk Bali has a premiere studio that only costs a few thousand rupiah more for plush reclining business class chairs, soft blankets, limited seating and a special lounge.
Jalan Pantai Kuta, Bali | +62 361 8464 888
If there’s anything better to do on a rainy day then pamper yourself with luxurious spa treatments then we don’t know what it is. For rejuvenating therapies in an ultra-posh setting, head to the Body Temple Spa and nourish yourself with healing massages, purifying facials and soothing body wraps and scrubs. If you’re really feeling indulgent, go for one of their spa packages that combine a number of treatments for a whole day of bliss.
www.bodytemplebali.com | Canggu & Uluwatu
Unleash Your Inner Artist
The skies may be grey, but that doesn’t mean that your days have to lack color or vibrancy. There’s no better time than now to exercise your creativity with dynamic art classes that allow you to experiment, develop and extend your artistic talents and skills. The Bali Centre for Artistic Creativity (BCAC) offers offers classes, courses, workshops, seminars and instruction throughout the year to individuals and groups of all ages and walks of life.
Jalan Raya Andong, Ubud, Bali | +62 361 978617
Learn to Cook Balinese Style
Balinese cuisine is renowned for using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients and natural cooking methods, which creates dishes that are healthy, balanced and bursting with flavor. One of the best places on the island to learn how to cook Balinese style is at Alila Manggis. The classes here start with a trip to the organic garden overlooking the sea, where you collect your own ingredients and take them back to a traditional Balinese pavilion to cook up a range of tasty dishes that you get to sample afterwards at a hearty lunch.
Alila Manggis, Desa Buitan, Manggis, Karangasem, Bali | +62 363 410 11